Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
lloyd back from total blindness. and "on the road", steve hartman visits a restaurant whose special city a second helping of compassion. >> i've been very lucky and i want people to have what i have. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" yzith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, mitt romney has 39 days to turn his 45esidential campaign into a winner but the support of a key voting group is in jeopardy. seniors tend to vote republicans but many are concerned about what a president romney might do with medicare. look at this poll of key swing states by the "washington post." in florida where nearly one out of three voters is over 65, romney trails president obama by four points. 51% to 47%. in ohio, romney is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about the same z mbers in virginia, eight points behind. in those three states, of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare.
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in libya. meningitis spreads to a seventh state. dr. jon lapook looks at what went wrong. and steve hartman "on the road" in search of a pumped-up pumpkin. >> we have a monster pumpkin coming. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the dreadful string is broken. for the first time in 44 months the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. the latest jobs numbers from the labor department were surprisingly strong. they show the unemployment rate was 7.8% in september. that is down three tenths of a point from august. the economy created 114,000 jobs and the labor department revised upward the job creation numbers for the previous two months. it now says 181,000 jobs were created in july and 142,000 in august. a total of 86,000 more than first reported. we asked anthony mason to tell us what's behind these improved numbers. >> reporter: in circle pines, minnesota, where dell corps systems makes food package magazines, c.e.o. dale anderson has 160 employees. >> i think the economy has really -- it's picking up. >> reporter: ryan is o
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
where steve steele heads up operations employs 120 full-time u.s. workers. but steele says it's the part- time seasonal mexican labor force that keeps the engines humming. what would happen if you couldn't get those mexican workers? >> worst case? we'd go out of business. best case? we'd probably shrink by half to two-thirds. >> reporter: a federal guest worker program allows him to bring in some 85 seasonal workers to take jobs paying $9.20 an hour. jobs he says most colorado job seekers just don't apply for. steele wants a president who will allow those programs but crack down on businesses that hire undocumented workers. the health of his company rides on immigration policy. given that need, how do you figure out who to vote for? >> it's a difficult question. i saw a poll that said i think half of americans are not excited about either one of the candidates. i'll put myself in that category. >> reporter: it will be up to the two presidential candidates to convince undecided voters like steele in colorado and other swing states that they have immigration policies that will make the dif